Life is a Journey....

February 16, 2011

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I hope that the middle of the week proves you are having a great one so far!!  Snow is falling outside as I type this, and it is so pretty and peaceful.  While I am not the biggest fan of cold weather, I do enjoy watching the snow fall.  Our weather has been so weird lately....we had been in the 50's since this past weekend until today, and now it is snowing.  It is definitely the start of Spring in Montana, which basically means our weather will have multiple personalities until June.  Tee hee!

Today I have my card for CPS Sketch #205.  This week is a special week at CPS, as it is our 4th Anniversary!  If you haven't checked out the blog so really should!  We have had posts every single day, and many of our CPS Designer Alumni have created cards for the week as well!!  This week is being sponsored by CardMaker Magazine, and the winner will win a one year subscription to the magazine!  I hope you will play along with the sketch and get yourself in the running for this awesome prize!!  Here is what I created this week:
"Life is a Journey..." supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (kraft) & Papertrey Ink (white)
Paper/Jewels: Glitz Design (Afternoon Muse: banner, polka)
Stamps: Glitz Design (Afternoon Muse) & Papertrey Ink (YOF: Gladiolus)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: dune, aqua, frost white)
Ribbon: May Arts
Twine: Darice Inc.
Flowers: Prima
Lace: vintage craft supply
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars (Apron Lace)

Instructions:  Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base, round the right hand corners and ink the edges.  Round the right corners of a slightly smaller pink paper block, sand the edges, and adhere to the front.  Cut a circle from kraft cardstock, ink the edges, and adhere to the bottom of the card.  Round the right corners of a white cardstock block, ink the edges and then stamp the front of it with a Ferris wheel & sentiment.  Adhere the stamped block to the top of the card. Accent the Ferris wheel & the kraft circle with pink & clear jewels.  Cut a strip of aqua dotted paper, and punch an apron lace border to blue paper.  Sand the edges, layer the punched border to the right side of the aqua strip, and adhere to the left side of the card.  Adhere a strip of pink crocheted lace to the aqua strip, and then layer tan dotted ribbon over top of it.  Add flowers to the middle of the bow.  Thread the banners on twine, leaving a gap for the Ferris wheel, and adhere the entire banner piece to the front.  Accent each banner end with a twine bow and pink jewel to finish.

Well, I better get going for now!  Thanks so much for stopping off at my blog, and taking a little time to see what I have been creating!  I appreciate every visit, and I love reading each and every comment!  They always make my day a little brighter!  Have a wonderful Wednesday! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.  


  1. Gorgeous Lea, I absolutely LOVE it!

    (-: Heidi

  2. What a pretty card Lea. Love the colors, the images, the banner... pretty embellishments. :o)

  3. So cute!! And love the touch of bling here!!!

  4. I love it all, especially the twine banner :) Gorgeous.

  5. Such a pretty card Lea! Hooray...we are now on 2 dt's together :) I think you are pretty fabby!!

  6. Nice to see a fellow CARDS contributor! I'm totally in love with your style. I've added you to my favorite sites list on my blog.


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